American Association for Justice Team Wins Regional Competition

The Law School is pleased to announce that, for the fourth year in a row, a team of second-year law students--Jason McConnell, Erica Lombardo, Nicholas Marsilio, and Julianne Cutruzzula--won the regional American Association for Justice (AAJ) competition in Pittsburgh, March 2-4. They will compete in the AAJ national competition in Las Vegas on March 22. Duquesne's other team of Clancy Boylan, Sarah Bronder, Colin Esgro, and Kristine Robinson also earned a spot in the semi-finals with teams from Dickinson/Penn State and Drexel; Duquesne defeated Drexel to take the win. The teams were coached by Professor Amelia Michele Joiner.

Earlier in the semester, our teams made another outstanding showing at the National Trial Competition Regional Competition held February 17-19 in Philadelphia. The second year team of Timothy Scelsi, Jaime Hicton and Michael Rush were semi-finalists, losing to the eventual division winner and winner of last year's competition, Drexel. The team faced Rutgers, Pitt, and Penn in earlier rounds. The Second year team of Nicole Onda, Nicholas Woodman-Borsuk, and Michelle Ross also made a very strong showing, facing Villanova, Seton Hall, and Rutgers. The teams were coached by A. Michael Gianantonio, L'02, and Kelli Ann Giles, L'10.

The Trial Advocacy Program is under the direction of Professors S. Michael Streib and Amelia Michele Joiner

Recent article focuses on Professor Tracey McCants

The New Pittsburgh Courier recently published an article on the civil rights work of Professor Tracey McCants Lewis. Please visit the following link to read the full story.

Lewis: Fighting for Civil Rights through the courts

Upcoming Forensic Friday Seminar: The Role of Private Investigators in Forensic Cases

Friday, March 16, 2012
1:00 – 4:30 p.m.
Africa Room, Duquesne University

Often overlooked as users of forensic science are the private investigators who are frequently counted on by the attorneys employing them to apply the appropriate scientific expertise in their work on a wide variety of criminal, civil andfamily disputes. Please join private investigators Huey Gillispie, Robert Meinert and Jeff Stein, along with plaintiff’s attorney Alan H. Perer,and criminal defense attorney Noah Geary for this eye-opening seminar.

This course is approved by the PA CLE Board for three hours of substantive credit.

For more information or to register, please visit the Wecht Institute at www.duq.edu/forensics or contact us at 412-396-1330 or wechtinstitute@duq.edu

*As always, all members of the Duquesne community - students, faculty, and staff - may register free of charge. However, we do require a $5 service fee for faculty and staff.

Event Reminder: An Afternoon with Judge Posner

The following event information is from Duquesne University School of Law.


Please join us for this extraordinary program on Thursday, March 22, 2012. The event will be held 4:00 - 5:00 P.M. in the Duquesne University Power Center Ballroom. Reception to follow. Our honoree, Judge Richard Posner, will deiver an address entitled Appellate Decision Making and Appellate Advocacy-One Judge's View.

Please click on the event flier for more details and a link to the event registration page.

Afternoon with Judge Posner


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